Sporting Highlights for 1926

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1926. After two years of domination by the Italian rider Ottavio Bottecchia, Belgium was back on top at the Tour de France event with Lucien Buysse claiming the championship by a margin of well over an hour.

Golfer Bobby Jones who is currently tied at the seventh spot for the most number of majors, took the US Open and The Open Championship that year for his second and third major wins. He won both the events two more times each to finish his career with a total of seven major titles.

Walter Hagen won the PGA Championship for the fourth time and for the third consecutive year. It was his eighth major title. He went on to win three more majors in the next few years to finish his career with 11 major wins, an accomplishment only surpassed by two other men thus far.

John Hawkes, Henri Cochet, Jean Borotra, and René Lacoste won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open respectively. It was the lone title in Hawkes's career. For both Cochet and Lacoste, the year's win was part of a seven slam title wins career. And for Brotra, who had already claimed the Wimbledon once previously, it was his second slam title.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1926.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by John Hawkes and Daphne Akhurst
May Tennis French Open won by Henri Cochet and Suzanne Lenglen
June Golf US Open won by Bobby Jones (Amateur)
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Jean Borotra and Kathleen Godfree
July Golf British Open won by Bobby Jones (Am)
Aug Golf US PGA won by Walter Hagen (4)
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Rene Lacoste and Molla Mallory
Oct The Baseball World Series won by St. Louis Cardinals

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know. You can also send a comment below.


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